I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Curse of Shadows by A.K. Wilder
Series: Amassia #2
Published by Entagled Teen on December 6, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Romance
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For fans of epic fantasy with adventure and romance, Curse of Shadows reveals a world of unique magic, breathtaking action, and unforgettable love.
Amassia teeters on the brink of the next Great Dying.
The second sun has returned as our Bone Throwers foresaw--casting the nine realms into war.
My name is Ash, and I fell in the battle for Baiseen. But I’m awake now, slowly putting the pieces back together.
My Heir has lost his throne.
My sailor is gone.
And there is an emptiness inside me I can’t explain.
Amid the chaos, someone must collect the original twelve whistle bones from all corners of the world. Marcus is named to lead the cause, but with his volatile phantom, he’ll need diplomacy as much as his sword. And we are not the only ones to seek the bones.
Yet succeed we must.
Because if we don’t, it will be death to all…
I loved this book! I have looked forward to reading this book since the moment I finished the previous book in the series, Crown of Bones. I was in a bit of a reading slump with nothing really grabbing my attention until I started reading this book and I was immediately captivated. I love this group of characters and the magic system in this world is incredibly interesting. I really enjoyed this newest adventure.
The book is told from several different points of view and I loved getting to see the perspectives of the various characters. This book picks up shortly after the events of the first book so this is a series that really should be read in order. A second sun has risen and The Great Dying is imminent. Marcus is no longer the Heri but he has been given the task of collecting twelve whistle bones from various lands. Marcus, Ash, Kaylin, Piper, and the rest of the crew have quite the task ahead of them and there are those that would do whatever they can to stop them.
This story was very exciting. I love the magic of the story and the fact that anything could happen at any given time just takes things to the next level. The characters in this story are incredibly well done. I wanted to see good things happen for Ash, Kaylin, Marcus, and the rest of the group. There were plenty of twists and turns in the story and while I was able to figure out some of them, there were others that took me completely by surprise. This was one of those books that was almost impossible to set aside once I picked it up.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this series to others. I have found it to be an incredibly entertaining and original series. While I wouldn’t say this book ended on a cliffhanger, I feel like I need to get my hands on the next book in this series just as soon as possible!
I received a digital review copy of this book from Entangled: Teen.
You have been having some great reads with all of these five stars! Glad this one was a win even if it didn’t have a strong HEA. Sounds like it was a very exciting story for you.
It’s so great to come across a book that is so exciting and so action packed that you can barely set it down. This sounds like an excellent continuation of the story/series!
Wow I don’t think I’ve heard of this even. But it’s possible I saw YA and moved forward. I’m glad it was such a great read for you!
It is great when you find that book to pull you out of your reading slump. The story sounds great.
Impossible to set aside! Yes on that
I need books like this right now too help me avoid falling back in a slump. I will have to look for the first in the series.